The Bishop of Winchester Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1187
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(29/3/17)
Full Report - All Reports
55%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths
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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Mallard Road
Bournemouth
BH8 9PW
01202512697

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your leadership is based on a very strong moral and ethical foundation that holds the Christian faith at its heart. There is no doubt that improving the life chances of all your pupils is at the very centre of your work. Your inclusive approach, which seeks to support all pupils, even those who find it difficult to remain within the behaviour boundaries you set for them, is something of which you and your governors can be justly proud. You have created a calm and orderly environment in which pupils can learn without interruption. When I spoke to pupils about their lessons, they were keen to impress on me that they feel the school is a warm and friendly place where everyone ‘just gets on’. You benefit from a very strong governing body. They offer a wealth of experience and they know the school well. They receive good, clear reports from you and they broaden their understanding by working with middle leaders directly. As a result, they are able to hold the school to account well. You and your leadership team have rightly placed a great emphasis on ensuring that middle leaders are effective. You have developed a culture which holds them to account well and ensures they are focused on the quality of pupils’ experience in their classrooms. Middle leaders feel they benefit from the management structure, which they say supports them well in their role. In recent years, pupils have made good progress from their starting points and achieved good standards. When my colleague and I went into lessons with you and your senior staff, we could see from their books that current pupils continue to achieve well and that they are making good progress towards the challenging targets you set for them. The unit which you host, which supports pupils with complex communication difficulties, is well run and meets the needs of the pupils it serves. Staff know their pupils very well and work hard to ensure they can be successful in the mainstream lessons they attend. A very noticeable strength of teaching in your school is the time and effort teachers put into explaining to pupils how they can improve their work. Pupils value this and say it helps them to learn. Pupils also benefit from the quality of questions that teachers ask. The precision and focus on technical detail in questioning is helping older pupils to prepare well for their GCSE examinations. You and your senior colleagues have made it clear to your staff that you expect them to know their pupils well and to adapt their teaching to meet pupils’ needs. The information you provide to teachers about each pupil helps teachers to do this, and pupils are benefiting as a result. While teaching, learning and assessment presents a positive picture overall, you are aware that there is still too much variation in quality between subjects. You have plans in place to work with these areas to ensure that they are as strong as the best in the school. When you have addressed this variability, the school will be very well placed to drive up standards further. Safeguarding is effective. Safeguarding is very strong. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed and of high quality. Systems for checking the suitability of staff are rigorous and robust. Staff are well trained and understand what to do should they have concerns about the safety of pupils. Pupils know how to keep themselves safe online and know who to talk to if they have a concern. Attendance is also monitored carefully and there are good systems in place to check on those who are absent. Vulnerable pupils are well cared for. The team that supports these pupils has a broad range of skills and experiences and they have the time allocated and the skillset to meet pupils’ needs. There are good relationships with the local authority, which ensures a strong safety net is in place for pupils who need that level of care.

The Bishop of Winchester Academy Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 34% Agree 43% Disagree 13% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>34, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 47 responses up to 14-12-2018
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Figures based on 47 responses up to 14-12-2018

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Figures based on 47 responses up to 14-12-2018

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Figures based on 47 responses up to 14-12-2018

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Figures based on 47 responses up to 14-12-2018

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Figures based on 47 responses up to 14-12-2018

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Figures based on 47 responses up to 14-12-2018

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Figures based on 47 responses up to 14-12-2018

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Figures based on 47 responses up to 14-12-2018

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Figures based on 47 responses up to 14-12-2018

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Figures based on 47 responses up to 14-12-2018

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Figures based on 47 responses up to 14-12-2018

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